Books about space

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Space stories have always fascinated people of all ages. Given below is a list of books about space.

The Hubble Cosmos by David H DeVorkin and Robert W Smith

The book speaks of NASA’s achievements through years, especially the saga of Hubble. The book paints beautiful imagery and helps in forwarding our knowledge of the universe.

Mars Up Close by Marc Kaufman

The author, a science journalist by profession, speaks about NASA’s mission to Mars. He narrates a realistic story behind the mission, the groundbreaking discoveries and frustrations of this operation. The book is a detailed and colorful exploration of the Red Planet.

The Ordinary Spaceman by Clayton C. Anderson

The book is a minute description of the author’s ambition to become an astronaut, his journey into space, and the survival stories and bonding he experienced during his missions.

“Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy” by Kip Thorne

In this book Kip Thorne speaks of sensational subjects like time travel and traveling from one galaxy to another. The book is a detailed and scientific account of astronomy and astrophysics.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This work of fiction narrates a journey of two friends through space, full of interesting information on space travel and outer universe. The story first began as a radio series and went on to become the world famous trilogy by Adams.

The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time by Jim Bell

The book talks of the mysteries and wonders of the universe. The author addresses questions of the most basic nature such as are we alone in this universe? Or Does life in some form exist elsewhere? and offers reveling explanations.

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin

The book tells the story of the most legendary event in history, the Apollo missions to Moon. The descriptions are based on the testimonials of the moon voyagers and are detailed and full of realistic imagery

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

This is a story of the author’s life and career as an astronaut, a spectacular tale of all the adversities he faces while in space, how he survives and the lessons that these experience teach him

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson

In this book the author talks about the mysteries of the universe with a touch of humor. He poses the most basic of questions, gives the most detailed and studied answers with stunning metaphors and tries to simplify the complexities of astrophysics

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

This book affords a closer view of what is considered to be the most complex and most fascinating aspect of astrophysics, the string theory and different dimensions in space. The author makes these complex theories entertaining and easy to understand.

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan

This book narrates the author’s journey through space and time. The author states that the eventual settlement of the human race on other planets and elsewhere in the universe is neither a dream nor a fantasy. It is a necessity; the human race is going to face soon for the sake of its survival.

Astronomy: Stars Life Story by Bashirah Bakar

This book is an account of the astronomy studies throughout human history, its unprecedented nature today and how it is going to turn out eventually. The book deals in different eras of the universe and the modern scientific and cosmological theories.


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